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Theologian questions how ex-Mormon bishop’s daughter casts church in book

Political commentator and former Mormon bishop’s daughter Tricia Erickson has engaged in discussions on television and in social media about … Continued

Of Protestants, politicians and power

As the Republicans leave Tampa and the Democrats prepare to gather in Charlotte, one dynamic is immediately clear in both … Continued

Kathleen Sebelius speaks at Georgetown about religious freedom

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius indirectly addressed the controversy over requiring insurance coverage for birth control by invoking … Continued

A vision for a secular America

The Reason Rally is necessary because secular Americans want to restore the values of our nation’s founders. As one of … Continued

For most Americans, religious liberty important but not absolute

The past six weeks of political sparring over the White House’s contraception mandate have brought the issue of religious liberty-and … Continued

What JFK really said about separating church from state

John F. Kennedy’s address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on September 12, 1960 — the speech that Rick Santorum … Continued

What Disease Does Abortion Cure?

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Vote your conscience on ALL the issues

I too believe that voting is a “serious moral obligation.” “Moral” in this sense means treating voting as an ethical … Continued

Kennedy on church and state: a speech no candidate would make today

Last Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of presidential candidate John F. Kennedy’s speech on the separation of church and state … Continued

Evangelicals will rise to replace old Protestant establishment

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Keeping faith with faith-based initiative

By Melissa Rogersmember, Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships People interested in the church-state aspects of government partnerships with … Continued

Marriage a Privilege Open to All

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

Character Counts, Religious or Not

Vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin will debate this week. What would you ask them about their religious … Continued

IRS Clears Obama’s Church

Today the United Church of Christ, the national church to which presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama belongs, announced that the … Continued

The Face of Faith

Religious leaders provide the face of faith for the rank and file members and also for the public. This is … Continued

Founding Religion, Not Established Church

On the 16th of this month (Dec’07), “The U.S. House of Representatives approved HR 847 recognizing the importance of Christianity … Continued